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ID:

437

Date:

2009-06-15

Headline:

Documents Reveal BLM Secret Plan to Destroy Wild Horses

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Cloud Foundation (via Yahoo.com)

City:

Colorado Springs, CO

Summary:

An advocacy group used FOIA to obtain internal memos of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) depicting agency discussion of plans to destroy wild horses in western states. The documents also show agency employees and a U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinarian considering methods of avoiding federal laws and negative press, which they anticipated in response to the proposed culling and disposal of thousands of horses.

Notes:

This issue has been covered before in stories such as "Pickens finds little horse sense at the BLM," Las Vegas CityLife, 3/5/09 (http://www.lasvegascitylife.com/articles/2009/03/05/opinion/knappster/iq_27289138.txt).

Keywords:

horses, wild horses, mustangs, west, animals, BLM, USDA, Conquistador Program, Cloud Foundation

URL:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Documents-Reveal-BLM-Secret-iw-15523927.html


Agencies:

BLM
USDA

States:

AZ
CO
MT

Categories:

exotic animals
federal land


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